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COOPER, JAMES H S, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $57,435.78

Average cost per trip - $4,102.56
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 103 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Martha and three children accompanied. Public Governance Institute paid through a grant by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - New member orientation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $324.88
Lodging Cost - $188.13
Meal Cost - $149.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $662.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Dates - April 21, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Participation/speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $616.50
Lodging Cost - $680.63
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,297.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Morehead Scholarship Foundation
Dates - March 29, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - Participation in Morehead Alumni Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $215.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Democrat Network
Dates - May 16, 2003 - May 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - Spring Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $168.40
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $608.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Congressional health policy conference
Notes - Martha, spouse-other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $867.76
Lodging Cost - $923.64
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $2,853.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on education reform
Notes - Nashville, - Cancun, Mexico - Nashville

Travel Cost - $1,381.40
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,121.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Assn
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (9 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Brisbane, Australia - Cairns, Australia

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Nashville - Los Angeles - Sydney - Melbourne - Brisbane - Cairns - Los Angeles - Nashville Including spouse

Travel Cost - $25,441.56
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $25,441.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Univ School of Govt
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Congressional Health Policy conference
Notes - Nashville - Ft Lauderdale - Nashville Including spouse

Travel Cost - $867.76
Lodging Cost - $923.64
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $2,853.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earth Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Dates - June 26, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Beaver, AK - Arctic Village, AK - Kaktovik, AK - Fairbanks, AK

Purpose - Fact finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling /energy and wilderness issue
Notes - Nashville - Fairbanks - Beaver - Arctic Village, Arctic Nat'l Wildlife Refuge - Kaktovik - Fairbanks - Gulfport, MS Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,543.28
Lodging Cost - $725.74
Meal Cost - $290.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,559.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Healthcare Executive Network
Dates - July 15, 2005 - July 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speak
Notes - DC - Boston

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $303.62
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Nashville, TN - Dublin, Ireland - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $2,581.55
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,843.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Participation in the Heritage Foundation Conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - Malibu, CA - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $780.90
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $416.89
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $1,679.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industries Alliance, Ceridian Corp
Dates - October 7, 2005 - October 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kiawah Island, SC

Purpose - Innovation and globalization summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Kiawah Island, SC - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $4,446.06
Lodging Cost - $510.20
Meal Cost - $157.20
Other Cost - $182.30
Total Cost - $5,295.76

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.
  • 03.25.15

    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

    When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.
  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.